The Physiotherapist's Pocketbook, 2nd Edition ISBN: 9780080449845

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The Physiotherapist's Pocketbook, 2nd Edition By Karen Kenyon, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), MCSP and Jonathan Kenyon, BSc(Hons), MCSP

Pages: 368
Imprint: Churchill Livingstone
ISBN: 9780080449845
Copyright: 2009

The Physiotherapist's Pocket Book is an exceptionally comprehensive, handy reference that is ideal for clinicians in their daily practice and students on core clinical placements, musculoskeletal, neurology, respiratory. The second edition of this extremely popular book has been updated and expanded to make it even more invaluable during clinical practice. It is designed to be a useful aide memoir during assessment and treatment planning with instant access to key facts and figures.


  • A to Z list of pathologies
  • Contraindications to treatment
  • Pharmacology section with over 150 drugs described
  • Biochemical and haematological values
  • Common abbreviations


  • New sections on neuromusculoskeletal anatomy and pathology
  • Additional material on drugs, special tests and assessment tools
  • Now includes diagnostic imaging, ECGs, nerve courses and interfaces, trigger points and joint complexes
  • Over 90 illustrations


"This pocket sized book is an absolute gem for the new student physiotherapist. It is packed full of the basic (and some more advanced) facts that you learn and put in to practice during early lectures and placements. In fact I'm sure it's a handy reminder even for experienced physiotherapists every now and then. The plastic cover and size make the book both convenient and hard wearing and therefore ideal to keep in your pocket and use day to day. The layout into Respiratory, Neurological, Pharmacology and Musculoskeletal sections make for easy referencing and finding facts quickly and efficiently. This is aided further by the appendices and clear diagrams and illustrations. Colour coded text hightlighting titles from facts makes for easy browsing and information finding. Anatomy, specific tests, brain regions, dermatomes and myotomes, muscles and bones and common conditions are all covered in this goldmine of information. I can't fault this book in anyway when it comes to covering the basics of the knowledge and skills the physiotherapist needs and utilises day to day."

Nicholas Downing, Physiotherapy student, University of Birmingham


By Karen Kenyon, BSc(Hons), BA(Hons), MCSP, Department of Physiotherapy, East Sussex Hospitals NHS Trust; and Jonathan Kenyon, BSc(Hons), MCSP, Department of Physiotherapy, Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust
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